His body isn’t even cold yet and the New York times has already put out a shameful article declaring Nelson Mandela to be an “icon of peaceful resistance”. News outlets around the Western world are hurrying to publish obituaries that celebrate his electoral victory while erasing the protracted and fierce guerrilla struggle that he and his party were forced to fight in order to make that victory possible. Don’t let racist, imperialist liberalism co-opt the legacy of another radical. Nelson Mandela used peaceful means when he could, and violent means when he couldn’t. For this, during his life they called him a terrorist, and after his death they’ll call him a pacifist — all to neutralize the revolutionary potential of his legacy, and the lessons to be drawn from it.
I was playing CSS and mashing space bar, but Avast decided to instantly minimize everything and ask me if I wanted to restart my computer, and I was already mashing space which chose Yes for me, so now I’m waiting for my computer to restart.
Watched the first three episodes of Bakemonogatari, like it a lot so far.
I started noticing a smell everywhere today that I hadn’t smelled in a while. I don’t know what it is. It’s not wintery. It smells kind of warm and thick, but it’s not a particularly good or bad smell. I only smell it at school.
Gonna cut it short tonight. Too tired. I kind of like feeling tired. Everything feels heavier, but calm. Like, everything around me is just moving faster and I can just observe it. Like walking around aimlessly in a crowded area. You can just space out and be tired and watch everything going on all around you. As is the case with most everything else, it’s more enjoyable during the winter.
The day when ice would break and sun was high We sailed with wind of fate across the seas We followed the stars bright in the night The land was bleak and could not provide Sail across the sea with the wind and tide Brothers at my side, our blood the same Oden up high, I call thy name
1. Do you really think an MRA blog has intentions that aren’t sexist?
2. I categorized it as “ramblings,” meaning it is a very rough draft that was for me personally and that I decided to share. Everything stated can also be categorized under the basic gender facts of life. If you are a woman these are not outlandish ideas, they don’t need to be proven because they happen every day. I am not writing to convince men why feminism is legitimate, I’m writing for myself and for other women who deal with this garbage. I’m not writing for men because I’m sick of being told that I have to prove it. I have a million examples that I don’t feel like talking about all the time. If you want to get what I, along with other feminists, are talking about, do your homework. If the things I was talking about don’t affect you and you don’t understand it/believe it/whatever, than I really don’t care what you have to say.
I wasn’t talking about the person’s blog, I was simply stating that asking for proof of a claim isn’t inherently misogynist (I did mistake your post for being part of an actual academic paper or something though, sorry) just because the person making the claim happened to be female. I don’t believe, nor did I ever say, that these are outlandish ideas, and I don’t disagree that misogyny and sexism exist.
"Our culture is also one that devalues the words and experiences of women"
I think we just got all the “citation” needed based on your immediate dismissal of this piece, where you are in fact devaluing the words and experiences of this particular woman by demanding academic proof.
Maybe they dismissed it because they made a claim without any support. There was no sexism there, someone made a claim in an academic paper and someone asked them to support it. Not everything is a misogynist attack.